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‘It just proved to be so unwieldy’: Greg Lake on Emerson Lake and Palmer’s budget-busting 1977 orchestral tour

‘It just proved to be so unwieldy’: Greg Lake on Emerson Lake and Palmer’s budget-busting 1977 orchestral tour

Greg Lake can pinpoint the exact moment when he understood that Emerson Lake and Palmer’s outsized decision to tour 1977′s Works with a full orchestra was going to bankrupt the band.

Carl Palmer – Decade: Celebration the Music of Emerson Lake and Palmer (2014)

Carl Palmer – Decade: Celebration the Music of Emerson Lake and Palmer (2014)

The concert featured in this newly released film took place in the year after what looks to be the final appearance of Emerson Lake and Palmer. Still, it’s clear that Carl Palmer had much more to add, as Decade — over the course of 12 tracks captured live on October 16, 2011 — reexamines, reshapes and ultimately reenergizes the ELPRead More

‘I thought it was a little petty’: Carl Palmer opens up on Emerson Lake and Powell

‘I thought it was a little petty’: Carl Palmer opens up on Emerson Lake and Powell

Carl Palmer is still stung bit over the time ELP reformed in the mid-1980s, except with Cozy Powell drumming alongside Keith Emerson and Greg Lake. When Emerson Lake and Powell, featuring the single “Touch and Go,” arrived in June 1986, Palmer had been working with Asia

‘I’m so pleased with where we went’: Emerson Lake and Palmer’s Brain Salad Surgery cover still intrigues

‘I’m so pleased with where we went’: Emerson Lake and Palmer’s Brain Salad Surgery cover still intrigues

When artist H.R. Giger was commissioned to provide cover art for Emerson Lake and Palmer’s 1973 studio effort Brain Salad Surgery, he was a few years away from winning an Oscar for visual effects work on the film Alien. In fact, the surrealist from Sweden was largely unknown outside of some art circles.

‘In actual fact, I stopped it’: Carl Palmer admits he didn’t want Emerson Lake and Palmer reunion

‘In actual fact, I stopped it’: Carl Palmer admits he didn’t want Emerson Lake and Palmer reunion

Carl Palmer now says he’s the one who halted a larger Emerson Lake and Palmer reunion after the prog trio’s performance at the High Voltage Festival in 2010.

‘Let’s tell you the truth’: Keith Emerson opens up on Emerson Lake and Palmer’s ‘Love Beach’

‘Let’s tell you the truth’: Keith Emerson opens up on Emerson Lake and Palmer’s ‘Love Beach’

Emerson Lake and Palmer’s 1978 album Love Beach has been universally derided for its period-piece yacht-rock cover. Keith Emerson is ready to come to its defense.

‘What Christmas really meant to me’: Greg Lake on his often-misunderstood Yuletide classic

‘What Christmas really meant to me’: Greg Lake on his often-misunderstood Yuletide classic

Greg Lake says “I Believe in Father Christmas” came to him almost by accident, when he started singing a familiar Yuletide standard over a newly written riff that stubbornly refused to go away.

‘I’ll take a trio every day’: For Carl Palmer, the Emerson Lake and Palmer model continues to resonate

‘I’ll take a trio every day’: For Carl Palmer, the Emerson Lake and Palmer model continues to resonate

There’s a reason, Carl Palmer says, that he came to fame in the trio of Emerson Lake and Palmer: That format allows the space to showcase the drums. Conversely, there’s also no place to hide.

New Music Monday: Lady Gaga, Herbie Hancock, ELP, Harrison Bankhead, CCR, Miles Davis, Totem>

New Music Monday: Lady Gaga, Herbie Hancock, ELP, Harrison Bankhead, CCR, Miles Davis, Totem>

We dig into the disco goodness of Lady Gaga, even as Miles Davis, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Herbie Hancock are the focus of enormous boxed-set reissues.

Emerson Lake and Palmer – Live In Montreal 1977 (2013)

Emerson Lake and Palmer – Live In Montreal 1977 (2013)

Despite the lofty musical goals here, Emerson Lake and Palmer’s idea to tour in support of 1977′s Works with a full orchestra was fraught with issues